Pakistan Joins Global Climate March

Demonstrations held in 26 cities, including Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar

Pakistani on Friday joined thousands of demonstrators around the world to protest the worsening climate and the government’s lack of response to handle the potential catastrophe.

The protesters, who rallied in 26 cities, including Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, across the country, demanded that the government take emergency measures to curb climate degradation.

Pakistan has been listed as the seventh most vulnerable country to be affected by climate change. The impact of climate change is at highpoint with growing weather concerns including heatwaves, flash floods, melting glaciers and droughts.

According to a report by the Asia Development Bank, the number of heatwaves in Pakistan has increased five-fold in the last 30 years.

In Karachi, a large number of people took to streets at Frere Hall. Activist Sheema Kermani said that everyone should be involved in the event “because it (climate change) is going to affect us all”.

- PakistanToday


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